Omega Recoil got the call to perform for a company party for Little Giant, a lighting and grip company, in the Mission in San Francisco. Not hidden away in a building somewhere in the Mission, but outside almost in the middle of the street, on their parking pad between the building and the sidewalk. Some of the neighbors stopped by to watch the performances; some people said they came from several blocks away once they heard the tell-tall sound of a Tesla coil firing up.
(These were my first attempts to record anything with the Vine app.)
It looks like the “Modern Marvels: Weird Machines” episode is going to air on the regular History Channel on December 27th at 8PM PST (and again a few hours later). Also aired December 17th on H2 at 5 & 9 PM PST.
Here’s a link to the full episode of Modern Marvels which features Omega Recoil and a lot of our friends: Modern Marvels: Weird Machines. At 28:50 you’ll see Jon Sarriugarte and our electrical performances start at 32:50.
(Sometimes the link is active, sometimes it is down because the episode will be airing soon.)
Here’s some of the coverage we’ve noticed:
CNet has a photo and mini blurb of us in their Happy hackers at Maker Faire 2011 (photos).
Popular Mechanics has us listed as one of the 10 Coolest DIY Projects From Maker Faire 2011.
Experimenting with the mini-coil, florescent tubes, and a segway:
Moving Mini Tesla Coil and Flourecent Tubes from John Behrens on Vimeo.